We were on our way to the ranch, and we pulled off the road to check on Mama Hawk, and her babies. Mama was on a branch near the nest
Daddy was on a pole just a bit down from the tree.
And we only saw one of the babies
We were on our way to the ranch so we drove on. We got to the main road that leads to the ranch when we spotted a Lizard we have never seen before. Actually we saw two of them, but only one cooperated...for two photos anyway.
At first we thought they were Alligator Lizards because of the long tail, but the pattern in the Lizard, and its face looked different. I hope to find out what type of Lizard it is.
Alice was so excited we were going to the ranch. She kept poking my DH in the shoulder because he just wasn't driving fast enough for her. I had to take her picture. Her face says it all!
I didn't get any pictures of the barn yard pals today because I was brushing the horses. Trying to get rid of their winter coat. Especially on Star. She has so much hair she looked like a Bison trying to shed lol. We left the ranch, got back on the dirt road, when I spotted a Long Tail Grackle.
Just a bit down the road I spotted beautiful trees. Sorry, I don't know what they are. I'm hoping one of you will know hehe
I spotted a Brewer's Blackbird. I love the color of their eyes against their black feathers.
I spotted the cutest mailbox.
Further down the road was a Raven
Just a bit from that spot my DH spotted a Red Tail Hawk flying around
I lost sight of the Hawk for a bit, and was just ready to get back into the car, when I spotted it again. After I got home, and downloaded the picture, I realized it was a different Hawk. To be honest, I have no idea what type it is. It looks like it has a reddish tail, but the stripes on the chest puzzle me. Plus Red Tail Hawks have a line (underneath) on the top portion of their wings, and this bird doesn't have that. I will have to get a couple of my friends who know more then I do, to take a look at the bird. Hopefully they will know.
We went back and checked on the Hawks again. We saw both babies this time.
There was a hawk on the pole again. We think it was the male, and another Hawk was flying off in the distance.
While we were sitting in the car, a bird was on a wire just singing away. I think it is a Purple Finch.
Today my DH was walking Sarge in the open desert, when he came across a Killdeer. He took a pic of it. We thought we saw it flying around there yesterday when we were walking around. This is a water bird. How funny to find it hanging around in the open field.